Antigua and Barbuda is among 10 Caribbean countries represented at a regional workshop in Grenada, which is aimed at developing climate resilient water proposals.
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) organised the three-day session entitled “An Approach to Develop a Regional Water Sector Programme for Building Resilience to Climate Change.”
The focus was to strengthen the capacity of Caribbean Water Utilities and government ministries with responsibility for Water Resources Management, with the objective of preparing a Regional Water Sector Programme for the submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Thereafter, stakeholders should be able to identify priority activities and actions for the water sector and utilities in the Caribbean.
According to the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean, “The importance of the workshop cannot be overstated, as Caribbean Small Island Developing States are some of the most vulnerable islands to the impacts of Climate Change in the world, with water ranking as the most critical resource under threat.
“Addressing this existential threat, requires urgent action to mitigate its long-term impacts and accessing funding to do so is urgently needed.”
More than 20 representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and The Bahamas participated in the workshop, which ends today.